Internet of Bodies
The Hon. Franklin D. Kramer
Distinguished Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
A conversation with:
Dr. Andrea Matwyshyn
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Federal Trade Commission
Policy Analyst, Homeland Security and Public Safety Division
National Governors Association
For years, cybersecurity has focused on physical objects that comprise the Internet of Things, but with technological advances in healthcare, this now includes medical implants. What began with external, smart objects like FitBits, has steadily grown to internet-connected pacemakers, cochlear and microchip implants, and more. With the grant of a new security research exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in 2015, we now face a new era of imperative and legal security research of consumer devices that are attached to both the Internet and the human body. This “Internet of Bodies” will inevitably expose us to unprecedented cybersecurity vulnerabilities, introduce conflict across several legal regimes, and raise fundamental ethical questions about the future of what it means to be human in an age of technology-mediated bodies and artificial intelligence.
This Cyber Risk Thursday, the Cyber Statecraft Initiative will showcase Dr. Andrea Matwyshyn’s current project, “Internet of Bodies” with commentary and insights from legal, tech and policy experts.
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1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator)
This event is open to press and on the record.